Life science in Uppsala

Uppsala boasts over one hundred companies in the life science sector employing over 5000 people with a combined turnover of SEK 24 billion. The region’s companies encompass pharmaceuticals, biotech, medtech and diagnostics, thereby demonstrating Uppsala’s life science diversity.

The companies can be subdivided into three categories based on size and turnover, from small start-ups via SMEs to large, multi-national corporations. Five large companies constitute 70% of the region’s employees and turnover. All have on-site manufacturing.

Source: Uppsala BIO

The top 10 life science companies in Uppsala


Employees Uppsala profile
GE Healthcare Biosciences 1534 R&D, Manuf., M&S
Fresenius Kabi 989 R&D, Manuf., M&S
Thermo Fisher Scientific 526 R&D, Manuf., M&S
Galderma 444 R&D, Manuf., M&S
Recipharm 189 Manuf., Dev. Services
Quintiles 169 CRO
Abbott Medical Optics (J&J) 137 Manufacturing
Gems PET Systems 103 R&D, Manuf., M&S
Orexo 98 R&D, M&S
Oasmia 75 R&D, Manuf., M&S


Reports about Life science in the Stockholm-Uppsala region

Reports about Life science in Sweden

Margaretha Gadnell. Director, Life Science Cluster Development. “I work with companies, investors, the municipality and national players like Business Sweden to foster growth and to promote investment in the region.”

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Dajana Ilic Susak Economy-/project administrator. “I work with ongoing accounting and reporting of projects.”

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